SeaRay’s 425 Sundancer
The new 425 Sundancer from SeaRay is here.
The expansive cockpit offers a generous U-shaped aft seat, removable dining table, abundant storage and a full-service wet bar to port. It’s the ideal spot for entertaining a crowd, or enjoying a quiet dinner for two. At the helm, a custom Euro-style seat with flip-up thigh-rise bolster is flanked by a large companion bench with storage base.
The skipper is surrounded by a high-gloss burl instrument panel with standard SmartCraft diagnostics and System View, Raymarine electronics, a digital LCD systems monitor for pump monitoring, plus abundant room for mounting optional electronics like the SeaRay Navigator – a simple PC-based touch screen chartplotting system that’s easy to see, even in broad daylight.
A seamless fibreglass sport spoiler provides overhead lighting, or you can choose an optional hardtop with full enclosure for added comfort. A huge, electrically actuated hatch leads to the engine room, which houses twin 8.1 S Horizon MerCruiser petrol inboards (T-370 - 276kW) and SeaRay’s patented underwater exhaust system for quieter cruising.
Technical features like shore power, a remote start petrol generator, zone-controlled heating and air conditioning and dripless shaft logs with an extra seal carrier kit to protect the bilges, to a fibreglass stringer system, durable high-performance vinyl-ester resin and stainless steel fittings are standard.
Below, the cabin is bright, open and filled with luxurious touches like handcrafted wood trim, warm finishes in either Blossom Cherry or Natural Maple, deep-pile carpeting and Ultraleather HP seating.
The saloon features an L-shaped sofa that converts to a bed, a removable hi-lo dinette table, gunwale storage cabinets and a 15-inch flat-screen LCD TV with remote DVD player. Music lovers will appreciate the standard satellite-ready Clarion single CD stereo system with six-disc changer, amplifier, subwoofer and cockpit remote.
Above, a flush-mounted skylight has a retractable sunshade to keep things cool. A few steps away, the well-planned galley provides granite-look countertops, under-counter refrigerator and freezer, microwave/ convection oven and a two-burner recessed stove.
Overnight accommodations aboard the new 425 Sundancer are spacious and private. The forward master stateroom has a full-size bed with innerspring mattress, hanging lockers, drawer storage and a standard 13-inch TV/DVD combination.
The mid-stateroom functions as an extension of the saloon by day with a comfortable conversation pit, then converts to a bedroom by sliding out the sofa base and closing the stowable privacy curtain.
The large forward head can be accessed from the saloon or forward stateroom and has a separate shower to starboard with private entrance from the forward stateroom.
Enquiries: To find your nearest SeaRay dealer go to www.searay.com then click on ‘International’.
Baja 242 Islander
Set out on an adventure the whole family can enjoy in the latest addition to the Baja Islander line. There’s room for everyone and storage for all your equipment in the 242 ’s generous cockpit for a day of wakeboarding, water skiing or island-hopping.
The Islander series has the performance that boaters have come to expect from a Baja, with the room and layout energetic families need.
The 242 comes with all the features necessary to make the most of a day on the water, from its unique cockpit layout that accommodates seven, with an off-centre, walk-through windshield, to a cabin with a portable head and loads of storage space. A Clarion Performance stereo system plays your CDs, while generous walkways on either side of the sunpad make boarding easier from the stern.
Baja Marine Corporation is a division of the Brunswick Corporation.
Enquiries: To find your nearest Baja dealer visit www.bajamarine.com then click on ‘International’.
Stacer 340 Proline Cartopper
Due to the increasing popularity of 4WD vehicles and 4WD activities, Stacer has introduced the new 340 Proline Cartopper. This latest model from Stacer is designed specifically to fit atop a standard 4WD roof rack.
Suited for lake and river work, it seats four people on its wide bench seats, that envelop foam positive flotation for added buoyancy and safety.
Rated for a recommended six horsepower or maximum eight horsepower outboard and weighing just 52kg, one person can easily handle the boat.
Just strap it onto the roof and you’re off. It is also designed to fit caravans and camper vans.
Quintrex 650 Offshore – unleash the boundaries
The latest edition to the Quintrex 2004 range is the 650 Offshore. Designed with the serious sports fisher in mind, it has a beam of 2.4 metres and easily accommodates seven people plus their gear and tackle. The roomy interior is fully carpeted throughout and offers heaps of storage space along with enclosed side pockets and cabin bunk sections.
The large cuddy cabin features thick, padded cushions with high, supportive backrests as options. The premier bucket seats have deep, back pockets and the cushioned cabin boxes are a clever utilisation of space.
The millennium hull with its pressed plate technology gives an exceptionally soft ride and the strong internal keel improves manoeuvrability, even in crosswind conditions.
Positive floatation has been installed to the American Boat and Yacht Council and European Certification standard and comes two years ahead of the proposed 2005 Australian Marine Safety Standards.
Recommended horsepower is 150 but for extra performance the Offshore will handle an outboard up to 200hp, and with the rod holders, sporty dash layout, side rails and storage there is not much this boat will not handle.
Enquiries: Quintrex dealers.
New Australian Luxury Cruiser
Bill Barry-Cotter will launch his latest marine venture, Maritimo Offshore, at the Sydney International Boat Show in July.
Since selling the Riviera Group in late 2002, Bill has devoted his time to developing a different style of luxury cruiser – long range, fuel efficient and powerful. The new 60-foot Maritimo Offshore is revolutionary in design, engineering and construction. It features fully enclosed walk-around decks, engine bays in the middle of the boat for improved weight distribution and handling as well as internal stairs to the flybridge.
The Maritimo Offshore is constructed using high-tech composite technology developed from Class 1 Offshore Powerboat racing. The construction includes composite laminates of kevlar and vinyl-ester resin, which gives the craft great structural strength while minimising weight.
Powered by twin 700hp diesels the 60-foot Maritimo is expected to have a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising range of more than 1500 nautical miles.
More details in future issues.